Huddersfield is in West Yorkshire in England. This article covers both the town of Huddersfield itself, and also the district around it including the Colne and Holme valleys. Historically a textile town, the area is now in the process of re-inventing itself as a residential and tourist centre.
John Betjeman described Huddersfield Railway Station as having 'The finest façade of any such building in the country'. Make up your own mind when you visit as there is no better way to arrive than by train from Manchester or Leeds. Huddersfield has the third largest amount of listed buildings in the country after Westminster and Bristol. In the 1920s Huddersfield Town F.C. became the first football club to win the English League Championship three times in a row, a feat only matched by Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United. Huddersfield can be considered a university town as the University of Huddersfield, formerly Huddersfield Polytechnic is one of the town's largest employers and much of the local economy now depends upon it. Famous connections, past and present, include former Prime Minister Harold Wilson and actors James Mason and Gordon Kaye.